Salmon Idaho


Its that time of year again for the Salmon Public Library "April Shower of Books"  BOOK SALE! Mark your calendars for Friday, April 17 from 4-7PM and Saturday, April 18 from 10AM - 5:00PM. You won't believe the fabulous selection of books we have this year! Please shop our sale and help us reach our goals for the New Library Building Fund!!

According to the survey, pushed out by the Idaho Food Bank, a stunning 15.6 percent of Idaho's population doesn't know where their next meal will come from. The percentage is even worse—21.1 percent—when it comes to Idaho children experiencing food insecurity.

For children, some of the hardest hit counties were Lemhi (29.8 percent), Adams (2.6.4 percent) and Shoshone (26 percent) counties.

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Building permit fees for Salmon’s new public library have been waived by the Lemhi County Commissioners.

Lemhi County Library Association representatives Ramona Combs Stauffer and Ann Loucks met with the commissioners Monday, April 13, to request a fee waiver. They said everything is moving very quickly and as a result all the permits have to be in place since ground will be broken next Monday for the new $1,715,183 building.

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Earth Day is on April 22nd this year, and Salmon residents will be able to enjoy a full week of celebrations.  The activities planned by a number of community groups include a trails work day, recycling, fun and informational movie nights, and educational events for young and old alike. Don't miss out!


Friday, April 17: “Pedal-Driven, a bike-umentary, starts at 6 pm at the Sacajawea Center.

Saturday, April 18: A lot of different user groups enjoy the close proximity of Discovery Hill, and those groups are looking to show up in force to help keep the area an important asset to the community. The BLM, Salmon Idaho Mountain Bike Association and Salmon Valley Stewardship are all asking their members and supporters to help get the area ready for a busy summer season.

Volunteers for Saturday’s Discovery Hill event should meet at the Lewis and Clark Trailhead at 9 am and be equipped with gloves, good shoes, and water. The BLM will be providing tools and supplies, trash bags, and a BBQ for volunteers at noon.

Few things are as earth-friendly as pedal power, so the Mountain Bike Association will be leading a community ride at Discovery Hill on Saturday following trail work and the cleanup day.

Gina Knudson of Salmon Valley Stewardship, said a cleanup day is a great time to be thinking about recycling. ESP Recycling, a family-owned business in Salmon, is sponsoring an Earth Day Recycling Drive on Saturday in the parking lot across from City Hall. Bring your aluminum cans, clean tin cans, plastics #1 and #2 (no lids), newspaper, office paper, junk mail, magazines, flattened cardboard, paper grocery bags, printer ink cartridges, and paper milk cartons. The recycling drive is from 9 am to 1 pm.

Wednesday April 22 (Earth Day): Fifth graders from Pioneer Elementary will have a “lasagna party” – building and putting in lasagna beds for their pumpkin patch, from 12:45 pm until the end of the school day. This involves using yard waste and kitchen scraps to make a basic growing platform. Any help would be welcomed.

Friday, April 24: The Public Lands Center (1206 S. Challis Street) in cooperation with the University of Idaho Extension Office, Salmon Valley Stewardship, and the Idaho Forest Products Commission is giving away 1-year-old blue spruce seedlings from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. in honor of Arbor Day. Any remaining trees can be picked up at the front desk after 1:00 pm.

Members of the Salmon Local Foods group, invite the public to celebrate the season with you as two documentaries will be showing at the Odd Fellow’s Hall starting at 5:30 pm.

·         To Live Local” –stories from farmers across Idaho (including some from Salmon) on local food challenges and accomplishments.

·         Inhabit – A Permaculture Perspective– showcases practices in rural, suburban, and urban landscapes that lessen one’s environmental footprint and contributes to the health of the earth.

Saturday, April 25: In conjunction with the Salmon FFA Yard Sale, Salmon Valley Stewardship is sponsoring a seed paper-making activity at Salmon High School in Katie Cooper’s classroom (room #17). Anyone can come and learn how to make seed paper out of recycled paper that can be planted straight into the garden. The seed paper made can be donated to the School Garden or taken and planted anywhere.

For more information about Earth Day activities, contact Salmon Valley Stewardship at 756-1686. Hope to see you there!

Park City health care executive killed in Idaho plane crash

First Published Apr 12 2015 04:27PM
A Park City resident killed in a small plane crash was a longtime health care executive and the owner of a Stanley, Idaho-area guest ranch.
John H. Short, 70, died Friday along with three others — Andrew D. Tyson, 46, Russell "Rusty" T. Cheney, 34, and Aaron "A.J." Linnell, 39, all from Teton County, Idaho — when the plane he was flying crashed, according to a news release from the Custer County, Idaho, sheriff's office.
The sheriff's office identified Short as the owner of the Diamond-D Ranch, a guest ranch in the Frank Church Wilderness area of the Salmon River Mountains.
Custer County authorities say Short's single-engine Cessna T210M took off from the Loon Creek airstrip about 1 p.m. on Friday and soon after deployed its emergency locator transmitter. Wreckage from the plane was found north of the airstrip — about 30 air miles from Challis, Idaho — Friday afternoon by Diamond-D Ranch workers.
Investigators say Short was piloting the plane. His passengers were all engineers from the Victor, Idaho-based Creative Energies, a solar power provider. Short had flown the trio to the ranch earlier in the day to assess a possible solar panel installation project and was returning them to the Victor-area when the crash occurred, authorities say.
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This will be an interesting year for white-water. Based on SNOTEL snowpack data from specific river drainage basins and expert insight from guides and river managers throughout the West, spring will bring some of the best conditions of the year along with big-water excitement on the Chilko River in British Columbia, Canada; and good, family-friendly flows on Idaho’s Main Salmon and Snake Rivers; the Colorado River through Cataract Canyon; and the Arkansas River in Colorado.
In Idaho, with current snow pack in the Salmon River drainage at 69 percent of average, and the Hells Canyon drainage at 75 percent, peak flows won’t be super high, but will be more friendly to paddlers and less intimidating for families. Spring rains and cool temps should bring good flows until August.
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Its that time of year again for the Salmon Public Library "April Shower of Books" BOOK SALE! Mark your calendars for Friday, April 17 from 4-7PM and Saturday, April 18 from 10AM - 5:00PM. You won't believe the fabulous selection of books we have this year!!!


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